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2 children shot 1 day after boy fatally wounded in Tennessee

Jan. 21, 2020 3:40 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two children were shot and taken to a hospital in critical condition one day after a 10-year-old boy was fatally shot in the same Tennessee city. A boy and a girl were wounded Monday night in Memphis, according to a tweet from the city's police department. Both were taken to Le...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jrue Holiday scores 36, Pelicans snap Grizzlies' win streak

Jan. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After seven games off, a well-rested Jrue Holiday matched his best scoring night of the season and helped New Orleans snap the league’s longest winning streak. Holiday scored 36 points in his return from a left elbow injury as the Pelicans set a franchise record with 21...

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Jan. 20, 2020 6:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best embody the slain civil rights leader. In Atlanta, Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church, King's onetime church, that they...

10-year-old boy fatally shot in Tennessee

Jan. 20, 2020 2:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old Tennessee boy who was shot Sunday evening has died, police said. The Memphis Police Department confirmed the death Monday morning in a tweet and said there was an ongoing homicide investigation. The agency did not release the boy's name. Police said they were called to a...

1 dead, 4 wounded in shooting at Tennessee nightclub

Jan. 19, 2020 6:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting at a Tennessee nightclub early Sunday left one man dead and four others injured, police said. Police responded to the shooting at 12:52 a.m. at the Truth Night Bar in Memphis, news outlets reported. Police said one victim whose name wasn't immediately released was...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the Holy City Church of God In Christ congregation during his trip to Memphis on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Pence spoke at the church service in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader. Pence says King touched the hearts of millions of Americans and his words continue to inspire. Pence acknowledged the nation's deep divide and says Americans must rededicate themselves to the ideals that King advanced. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

US VP Pence honors Martin Luther King Jr. at church service

Jan. 19, 2020 6:31 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech Sunday in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a church service in Tennessee. Pence spoke at the Holy City Church of God in Memphis the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader. “I’m here to...

Meet the first female head distiller since Prohibition

Jan. 19, 2020 11:38 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Did you know Memphis is home to the first female head distiller in Tennessee since Prohibition? Alex Castle earned that title when she became head distiller for Old Dominick Distillery in 2015. As of Jan. 1, her role as a leading lady in the Tennessee whiskey industry has expanded. In...

FILE - This Aug. 18, 2017 file photo shows a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in a park in Memphis, Tenn. On Friday, Jan. 7, 2020, Gov. Bill Lee's office said he will introduce legislation that would amend a law requiring Tennessee to honor Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File)

Tennessee governor wants to amend day that honors KKK leader

Jan. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee will introduce legislation this year that would amend a law requiring Tennessee to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Lee's office confirmed Friday that the Republican, who has previously expressed his displeasure...

Arkansas man convicted of killing Oklahoma sheriff's father

Jan. 18, 2020 2:59 PM EST

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been convicted of killing the father of an Oklahoma county sheriff. Ricky Rainwater, 45, of Fort Smith was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the September 2018 death of Larry Lane Sr. in Cherokee County. A jury recommended...

Amtrak pitches adding Nashville to Atlanta passenger train

Jan. 18, 2020 9:24 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amtrak executives say they want to establish a passenger route from Nashville to Atlanta, with stops including Murfreesboro, Tullahoma and Chattanooga. According to news reports, Tennessee lawmakers heard the pitch from the the federally-owned passenger train corporation during a...